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My GOP colleagues would be “very happy to see Donald Trump disappear”

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that he had been privately informed by his fellow Republicans that they “would be very happy to see Donald Trump disappear.”

Anchor Nicolle Wallace said: “It is progress that everyone is saying it out loud, that the director of the FBI has testified that yes his white supremacists aligned with national terrorists are the most serious threat, but you have one of the two ruling parties that won’t even call it an insurgency. What can you say to reassure the public that Congress is trying to protect us from its own supporters? “

Warner said: “I am disappointed that there is no bipartisan committee looking into the origins of January 6 beyond the incident itself, but whether through social media or misinformation. . What concerns me is that part of this is being propagated and spread by our enemies like Russia. “

He continued, “I actually take some comfort from Gavin Newsom’s landslide victory. Yes, it was California, but the polls were quite different a few weeks ago when he appealed to Californians of all political stripes. We don’t want a return of Trumpism, or they didn’t want a return of Trumpism. It was with a resounding no, even at a margin greater than that of his election. So, does Trump’s grip on some of my colleagues scare me? Absoutely. I think we just have to keep moving forward.

Warner added, “I hope, as we saw in California, I hope it will be as we see it, selfishly, in Virginia in a few weeks when we have our gubernatorial election which will be again. a mandate on Trumpism. I can tell you privately so many of my Republican friends, I think, would be very happy to see Donald Trump disappear. Time will be one of the components of this event.

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